Occurrence of personality disorders among inmates and their social rehabilitation


The paper is focused on inmates with personality disorder traits which trigger many social and personal problems. The aim of the analyses was to describe types of personality disorders traits in inmates. In addition, the authors investigated if there is any diversity in personality pathology depending on the number of years in prison and the number of sentences. The study involved one sample of inmates (N = 314). The authors measured personality disorder traits using the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Axis II Disorders 4th edition and analyzed the files of the convicted. The results indicate that the most frequent are antisocial, narcissistic, and borderline personality disorder traits as well as the phenomenon of co-occurrence of disorders traits could be found most frequently. Inmates who have longer sentences and more convictions have a higher level of antisocial personality disorder traits.


personality disorders; inmates; antisocial personality

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Published : 2020-11-01

Czubak, K., & Gawda, B. (2020). Occurrence of personality disorders among inmates and their social rehabilitation. Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation, (19), 259–272. https://doi.org/10.22432/pjsr.2020.19.16

Katarzyna Czubak 
Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II  Poland
Barbara Gawda 
Uniwersytet Marii-Curie Skłodowskiej w Lublinie  Poland

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